The Real Estate Insider shares her Es...

by our town crier directory for businesses in fairfield, easton, westport, weston, wilton, and norwalk, ct on 01/22/2016 - 11:55 pm

One of my favorite parts of being a real estate agent is showing prospective buyers around Westport. I have a mental checklist of places and routes I like to cover, but the place practically sells itself. I love to see buyers getting exciting at the prospect of living here.  In addition to educating new buyers about school districts, best handymen and my top pick of restaurants and shops, I like to go a step further and give them my essential list: "Westport Online". I don't just mean websites that cover the news in town but also Facebook groups, apps and blogs that are essential reading for residents, whether they're newbies or old timers. I'm sharing this list with you here below, but ...

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Why it's smart to sell during the hol...

by our town crier directory for businesses in fairfield, easton, westport, weston, wilton, and norwalk, ct on 12/17/2015 - 03:38 am



The Real Estate Insider answers the question: Why it's smart to sell during the holidays, by Amy Swanson   


The buyers tend to be more motivated. Sure, there are fewer out there,because amid the hustle of holiday parties, shopping, decorating, and cooking, touring houses with a Realtor is probably the last thing on most people's minds. Showings may be fewer and further apart, but you just might find The One  during this time. The December/January period is the second most active time for relocations, after summer. If a family didn't make the job move in July, they may opt to start a new job in January to give the kids a chance to switch schools during the break. ...

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The Real Estate Insider answers the q...

by our town crier directory for businesses in fairfield, easton, westport, weston, wilton, and norwalk, ct on 10/29/2015 - 12:23 am


The
Real Estate Insider

answers the question:

"How to make your home stand out
in the 
fall & winter market" 

by Amy Swanson 

 


If you're a frequent reader of my blog here, or my weekly Open House newsletter, you'll know that I keep harping on about it being a buyer's market in Westport. A glut of inventory and slightly inflated prices mean buyers are in the driving seat, at least until the start of the spring market. If your house is listed now, do not despair! The trick is to be the bright shiny penny in a can of old coins. Follow these tips to make your house stand out from the crowd and you could be ringing in the New Year  in a new ho ...

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"DID YOU HEAR" by The Crier's Voice! ...

by our town crier directory for businesses in fairfield, easton, westport, weston, wilton, and norwalk, ct on 06/30/2015 - 11:30 pm

 Over 30 years ago, Renato Tornifoglia was playing video games in a corner store in his Bridgeport neighborhood. The jeweler next door noticed how good he was with his hands, and asked Renato if he'd like to learn the business. He was just 11 years old. Of course he'd like to - what a great chance to work with metal, torches and fire!
 
Two years later, the jeweler's father retired. The son brought Renato to Westport, where he met Bob Hampel of New England Jewelers. Renato spent 27 years, off and on, at the Main Street store. Along the way he earned a degree in architecture.Two years ago, Hampel retired. Renato branched out, opening Renato's Jewelers on Post Road West, near Peppe ...

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